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"Death Wish," "Alexander" Lose Directors

By Garth Franklin Sunday February 24th 2013 11:01PM

Filmmaker Joe Carnahan ("The Grey," "The A-Team") has abruptly withdrawn from the remake of 1974 Charles Bronson vigilante classic "Death Wish" at Paramount and MGM.

Carnahan's departure is said to be over creative differences regarding casting - the studios want Bruce Willis, Carnahan does not. Carnahan has plenty of other projects that he could jump on, including the thriller "Narco Sub" at Fox.

Meanwhile, Lisa Cholodenko ("The Kids Are All Right") has dropped out of directing the adaptation of Judith Viorst's children's book "Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" adaptation at Disney Pictures.

After developing the project for some time, Cholodenko has decided not to direct it. Steve Carell remains attached to play Alexander’s father, while a Fall start date is still being targeted.

Source: Deadline

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